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  • Financial Aid Hearings Highlight Non-Traditional Student Access

    Both the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee held hearings last week to address the rising costs of college and student loan debt incurred by students. Both committees also addressed the trouble non-traditional students face in accessing student financial aid.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/23/2013 5:58:23 PM

  • Competency-based Learning Programs Eligible for Title IV Student Aid

    On Tuesday, March 19, the Department of Education released a “Dear Colleague” letter reminding higher education institutions that offer competency-based learning opportunities that they may be eligible to participate in the Title IV federal student aid (FSA) program of the Higher Education Act (HEA).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:04:01 PM

  • We Need You at the 2013 NPS!

    We need you to Climb the Hill with us during next month’s National Policy Seminar (NPS) to tell legislators in Washington, D.C. that career and technical education (CTE) needs their support! The knowledge you communicate about your local CTE programs and students will be the most important information that Members of Congress and staff receive.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:33:54 PM

  • New Issues for Area CTE Centers in GI Bill Education Benefits

    Veterans looking to use their GI Bill at an online non-degree granting program will be unable to simply because the programs are non-degree granting.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:49:49 PM

  • Postsecondary Education: Policy Outlook for Next Year

    Inside Higher Ed published an article today on the future of higher education after the November elections. The article discussed financial issues, upcoming and pending legislation, and what to expect if leadership in Congress changes.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:49:10 PM

  • Thirty-one Groups Sign Letter Opposing ''Ability to Benefit'' Elimination

    On June 4, thirty-one education and workforce training groups, including ACTE, sent a letter to Senator Harkin (D-IA) concerning the elimination of “Ability to Benefit” provisions in the Higher Education Act. Currently, students without a high school diploma or GED are able to take a test to determine college readiness. If a student passes the test, then the student becomes eligible to receive federal financial aid to complete a course of study.  Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, the funding for this financial aid was eliminated.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:07:05 PM

  • Senate Committee Tackles College Affordability

    On February 2, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing titled “Innovations in College Affordability.” The purpose of the hearing was to explore new and creative methods to make higher education more affordable for all students.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:31:43 AM

  • OVAE Releases a Series of Community College Reports

    The Office of Vocational and Adult Education released a series of reports highlighting community colleges. The reports provide helpful information on community college conferences.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:31:02 AM

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